Jackson beat Selmon by one vote in primary. Run-off Aug. 27


The Democratic Primary election results from last week necessitate a runoff between District 3 Supervisor candidate Shawn Jackson and 23-year incumbent Charles Selmon.


The final tally has Jackson defeating Selmon but by only one vote. If you’ve ever wondered whether your vote counts, this may be a motivator.

A run-off election will be held on the 27th for all party primary races not won by a clear 50-percent-plus-one-vote margin.

In the District 3 Supervisors race, Jim Sturgis Jr. came in third and has since endorsed first-time candidate Shawn Jackson. “All the folks that voted for me, I’m asking you to vote for Miss Jackson,” Sturgis said.

Shawn Jackson and Jim Sturgis, Jr.

The run-off for County Supervisor will be held in the three precincts that make up District 3.

Statewide, the race for governor on the Republican ticket will have Bill Waller going head-on with Tate Reeves.  The winner will face Jim Hood in the general election on Nov. 5. Also on the Republican side, Lynn Fitch will face Andy Taggart for the attorney general nomination. The winner will face Democrat Jennifer Riley Collins in November.

Democrats will decide the Central District Public Service Commissioners race between candidates Dorothy ‘Dot’ Benford and De’Keither Stamps.

A full accounting of the Warren County totals are included in the recapitulation totals below:

Recapitulation Report Democrat Primary August 14 2019

Recapitulation Report Republican Primary August 14 2019.1

District 3 Supervisor Charles Selmon has yet to respond to calls for comments from the Vicksburg Daily News.